While it’s not the rodding that is causing the cracks, per se, it’s what happens to the rod over time that causes the cracks to appear or develop on your granite countertop. One day you may see a small hairline crack, and the next day you could see a full length crack that runs parallel to your sink!
The glue and mesh cover the crack so it is not visible from below but it is there no doubt in my mind. I personally would not accept the crack in a brand new counter, and all of his options sound a little suspicious as well. They could have been a hairline crack in the original slab but really that’s not your problem. Not every countertop installer or granite fabricator has the experience to work on the face of the stone. Can’t start over since the counter is long and curves around with a back splash on top and then soapstone tiles on top of that.
When securing dissimilar materials like steel and stone, you want the flexibility of silicone, not the strength of epoxy.
The kerf is then closely fitted with a metal or fiberglass rod, which is then fully embedded in epoxy or polyester resin. If this rodding technique is supposed to help with reinforcing my granite, then why did it crack?
Well, cracks in front of the sink are caused by the expansion and contraction of the rod as it rusts.
So don’t wait – schedule an appointment today to get your granite crack repaired!
If he knew it was too heavy, he should have discussed that with you in the first place and warned you of that potential. I am currently in the process of having an entire installation of counters ripped out, because the job was done so poorly.
Being that the countertops are usually well adhered to the cabinets any settling will be absorbed by the weakest part of the countertop, i. I noticed that while cleaning the countertops, my cloth was “catching” on something – a 3 inch crack leading away from the wall. No one told us that we had to maintain the epoxy seal between the granite and the sink which was installed in 2010.
While it’s not the rodding that is causing the cracks, per se, it’s what happens to the rod over time that causes the cracks to appear or develop on your granite countertop. One day you may see a small hairline crack, and the next day you could...Subscriber Stone Restoration Blog